Buganvilias Vacation Club
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... use of the space. Last night we went out for dinner and then to their show which was a husband/wife team playing flamenco guitars. They were German and called themselves "the Blond Gypsies". They have travelled to many parts ofthe world and had a story about where and the circumstances of creating their music. On Saturday (when our Sunwing flight goes back home) we will take a cab out to ...
... would be open, so our first stop was Souriana, a grocery store near the dock. I know, I know - who goes to grocery stores on vacation? Well, we love grocery stores, and try to get to one in every port. We bought packages of dried peppers, and a Chilean wine. (The wine was a Cabernet, called 120. Very good).
After that, we took a cab to Old Town, where we checked out a couple of hotels that looked interesting. Maybe one day in the ...
... dichotomy of the economy. Extremely poor with beyond FANCY hotels and condos all mixed up and tangled up. Andres as asked us "who do you think is happiest? the people who live in those shacks? or the people who live in those fancy places?" The answer was easy. No question the "poor" folks here are happiest. They have their values and morals intact. They believe in their families, their religion and they live a basic simple life. They need very little. They ...
... and I am very happy to have had the chance of finally taking this trip on, and showing my man a different Mexico, one a bit off the beaten track.
Tips for the trip
- take bug repellant
- enough battery for cameras etc for several days in case staying at B&Bs that don't have electricity
- flashlight might come in handy too
- Born to Run
... the help of Juan Carlos from our hostel we finally made it to San Sebastian in the Sierra Madre mountains. The enterprise involved taking the local bus to the edge of town to catch the country bus for a journey of an hour and a half. Then, leaving the bus at a small village on the main road (La Estancia) we had to walk through the village to find a taxi. This is where Juan Carlos was invaluable as he kept asking people where to find the taxi and they pointed ...
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